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Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria

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Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria


The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said on Saturday Saudi Arabia lacked the courage to go through with a plan to send ground troops to Syria, and warned they would be wiped out if they went in.

Mohammad Ali Jafari's blunt words on the Fars news agency were Iran's first official reaction to a statement from its regional rival Saudi Arabia this week that it was ready to join ground operations in Syria if a U.S.-led military alliance decided to start them.

"(The Saudis) have made such a claim but I don't think they are brave enough to do so ... Even if they send troops, they would be definitely defeated ... it would be suicide,” Jafari was quoted as saying.

Iran has already sent forces to Syria to back its ally President Bashar al-Assad in his country's five-year-old civil war. Washington and its allies have backed rebels fighting Assad and say he must eventually step down.

Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria| Reuters


Its funny because Iran said same exact thing about Yemen 10 months ago.ROFL
 

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In my previous post, I said that Syria is getting to be a battleground of Russia and US, just like a proxy war where they support different sides. Now it is the turn of Iran for Assad and Saudi Arabia for the Syrian rebels. What if Iran and Russia would join forces and on the other side would be Saudi Arabia and the US? And those merged forces would clash to end the war?
 

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What the Iranians fail to get is the fact that Saudi Arabia is willing to send troops into Syria if the U.S-led coalition decides to initiate ground operations against ISIS.

Considering the fact that the Saudis aren't interested in fighting Assad and his allies why are the Iranians not happy with their anti-ISIS proposal?
 
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